Introducing Samina

Hi, my name is Samina. I’ve been working with Early Days Nurseries for over a year.

I have nearly completed my childcare qualification and I am also a qualified makeup artist.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family especially my niece and nephew.

Other things I enjoy is reading and socialising.

I love being around children and look forward to begin my new career in childcare.

Say Hello To Tianna

Hello,  my name is Tianna and I have recently started at Melville Street Nursery, working with the tweenies.

My passion is to work with children and help them learn and develop new skills.

I am looking forward to going on to work towards a childcare qualification in the near future.

I am a very bubbly person and feel my personality will fit in well with the tweenie age group.

Primary School Registration

If your child was born from 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015 they can start primary school in August 2019 and you must register them during registration week.

Most schools have open days this Wednesday 31st October with registration taking place w/c 5th November.  There are some useful links for you below (‘read more’ for app users)

Please note that even if you are thinking of deferring your child next year you must still register them at your chosen school.

If you have any questions about registering your child please do not hesitate to give your nursery manager a call.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/primaryschoolsopenday

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplaces

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/catchmentmaps

 

Exciting Announcement

We are excited to announce that Maureen Crandles, our owner and director, will be taking part in a feature on Friday morning on BBC Radio Scotland.

Maureen will be talking to the host on gender stereotypes and how we combat them in our nurseries.

Tune in at 11.10am, it is sure to be a great discussion!

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

We are so excited to announce that Melville Street beat last year’s total and raised a fantastic £560 for McMillan Cancer Support.

We would like to say a big thank you to all parents, staff and children who baked especially for the event.

We even had grandparents and staff’s families baking yummy goodies to help out.

The tombola proved to be a success too so well done to any winners.

A special thank you also has to go to Steph for organising the whole morning.

Good work all round!

Were You Born To Teach?

We are currently recruiting a qualified teacher to join our pre-school teaching team.

Each of our 4 pre-school nurseries employ a qualified teacher, and these teachers work closely together to deliver the highest quality of teaching and to share best practice.

As a teacher with us you will expected to:

  1. Have a good working knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence, Building the Ambition, How Good is our Early Learning, Child at the Centre and Pre-birth to 3

  2. Lead the learning and teaching in the room

  3. Provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, intellectual and aesthetic education

  4. Ensure our children have fun whilst learning in a safe and caring environment

You will be working 4 days a week, and will enjoy a competitive salary, over 8 weeks holiday a year and on-going support and career development from our dedicated team of managers.

Requirements:

  1. GTC Qualified

  2. Experience of working in a nursery, school or other childcare setting

  3. Enthusiastic, motivated and caring attitude

This post is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. You will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel that you have the required skills and experience, please submit an up-to-date CV to recruitment@earlydaysnurseries.org.uk

 

Say Yes To Yoga

We are so excited to announce that all of our staff have now attended a 2 hour training session on Yoga for Children.

 

During this training we covered many different yoga positions, breathing exercises and group yoga moves. 

 

Yoga helps to engage the heart, mind and body. It helps children to develop their emotional intelligence, communication skills, trust and empathy.

 

It is also a great non competitive activity which helps to nurture teamwork and leadership, and helps to provide a calmer and more productive learning environment.

But most importantly, it is lots of fun!